luge

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See also: lugé, lüge, lugë, and Lüge

English[edit]

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IOC pictogram for the sport

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, from Proto-Indo-European *sleydʰ- (slippery).

Akin to English sled and English sleigh, Irish slaod (raft, float), Old Breton stloit (traction, sliding) (modern Breton stlej (sleigh)), and Welsh llithr (slide, slippage).

The drinking-utensil sense is so-called from its resemblance to the tracks on which luges race.

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Noun[edit]

luge (plural luges)

  1. A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.
  2. The sport of racing on luges.
  3. A piece of ice, bone or other material with a channel down which a (usually alcoholic) drink can be poured into someone's mouth.
    • 1999, Ronald S. Beitman, Liquor Liability: A Primer for Winning Your Case:
      Alcohol was poured onto one end of the luge and as the alcohol traveled down the narrow grooves in the block of ice, it was cooled and then ran directly into the mouth of the waiting drinker on the other end.
    • 2010, Dan Wiederer, Blue Streak: The Highs, Lows and Behind the Scenes Hijinks of a National Champion (→ISBN), page 16:
      There was also a liquor luge – a giant block of ice, slanted at a 45-degree angle and carved with a convenient path for shots to be poured down and into the mouths of anyone who was thirsty.
    • 2013, Katie Johnstonbaugh, Food Lovers' Guide to® Oklahoma: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 5:
      From restaurant openings and closings to how to do a “Bone Marrow Luge,” you'll want to check him out for the latest on the gastronomic scene.
    • 2017, J. J. Goode, Helen Hollyman, Editors of Munchies, Munchies: Late-Night Eats from the World's Best Chefs, Clarkson Potter (→ISBN), page 70:
      For Junior that meant creative-Italian appetizing at Bestia (technically in the Arts District) and something called a bone luge, where a sommelier pours sherry down your gullet via a recently scraped cow femur.

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Verb[edit]

luge (third-person singular simple present luges, present participle luging or lugeing, simple past and past participle luged)

  1. (intransitive) To travel by luge; to ride a luge.
    • 2009 July 5, Jennifer Schuessler, “Inside the List”, in New York Times[1]:
      After the girlfriend luged to her death halfway down the icy slope, Ollestad had to pick his way down alone, following the trail of her blood.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, from Proto-Indo-European *sleydʰ- (slippery).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lyʒ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

luge f (countable and uncountable, plural luges)

  1. (countable) luge (sled) (the sport of luge)
  2. (uncountable) luge (sport) (the sport of luge); Ellipsis of luge de course
  3. (countable) sledge, sled (course sur luge, hockey sur luge)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: luge

Verb[edit]

luge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of luger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of luger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of luger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of luger
  5. second-person singular imperative of luger

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lūgē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of lūgeō

Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

luge m (plural luges)

  1. (uncountable) luge (sport)
  2. (countable) luge (sled used in the sport)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

luge m (uncountable)

  1. luge (sport)